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General information about topaz

Topaz is a crystal of Truth and forgiving. It is a symbol of chastity, happiness, true friendship and hope. It helps us to find our true purpose and destiny. The topaz crystal is able to make us more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and of their karmic effects. As such, it is able to activate our Cosmic awareness. By removing the stagnant energies, it directs the body energy to those places where it is most needed. The topaz healing abilities are connected to spiritual and physical rejuvenation. It releases tension and promotes feelings of joy and happiness.

The color of topaz

nice blue tumbled topaz stone

Topaz, as it comes in its purest form, is a transparent stone. But in Nature we can rarely find pure topaz without impurities. The impurities present within the crystal lattice are responsible for the various coloration of this stone. The typical topaz crystals are yellow or of vine color, but they can also be white, gray, golden, green, blue, pink, reddish, transparent, or semi-transparent. When irradiated, topaz can change its color to blue, starting from light blue shades up to dark, almost electric blue nuances. The deep golden-yellow topaz is known as imperial topaz. The transparent topaz is often called white or clear topaz.

Notable occurrences and crystal properties

One can find topaz on many locations around the world, such as the Ural mountains in Russia, in Afghanistan, Check Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and, of course, in the USA.

This stone is a silicate material made out of aluminum, silicon and fluorine. It crystallizes into the orthorhombic group of crystals, and is often terminated by pyramids. The name topaz is believed to originate from the Greek word for one of the ancient island in the Red Sea - Topazios, famous for the yellow stones excavated there, which is now believed to be chrysolite gemstone (a variation of yellow olivine), not topaz at all. Actually, up to the classical times, the name topaz was used to designate any for of yellow stone.

History, meaning and healing abilities of topaz stones

Topaz is one of the twelve stones in the breastplate of the ancient Hebrew High Priests, which is mentioned in the Book of Exodus. It is believed that the stones of the breastplate together with 12 powerful Angels protect the door to Heaven.

Topaz helps in establishing a practical point of view when it comes to life in general. It is thought to be able to point in the direction of the most practical solution to any problem or situation. It helps us to walk the distance between point A and point B in our everyday life without loosing time. Topaz can help us in our daily meditation and visualization. It can open us towards the universal energy and give us new courage, will and strength to make the necessary changes in our lives. Topaz crystal, especially of high purity and transparency, is a carrier of solar or male energy. With its help we can open and balance a number of energy centers - chakras.

Topaz is a powerful stone for strengthening the whole physical body. It balances, soothes and cleanses emotions and thoughts, releases stress, and brings joy. In spiritual sense this stone brings love and peace. As a healing stone it can help with blood disorders, promotes rejuvenation, and helps in curing endocrine problems, thrombosis and asthma.

Imperial Topaz

imperial topaz rough Topaz of deep golden-yellow color is called Imperial topaz. For the Hindu community, wearing Imperial topaz on the heart area is a token of long life, beauty and intelligence.

The ancient Egyptians believed that yellow Topaz can protect against all negativities. They related the yellow color of this Topaz variety to the Sun God Ra. Likewise, the Romans linked Imperial topaz with the Sun God Jupiter. The ancient Greeks used Imperial topaz when they needed to restore their strenght and to ensure protection. They believed that yellow Topaz can make a distinction between the surreal matter on one side and the deep, all encompassing eternity on the other side and bring us closer to God.

Imperial Topaz is very energizing and warm stone. It can be used to stimulate the intelct and abstract way of thinking. It promotes creativity all through the different levels of creation, from the mental plane down to the concrete physical forms.

It is a stone of trust and protection. It releases us from stale, negative energy, fatigue and tension. Some believe that Imperial topaz is a great home insurance against burglary and fire.

Golden topaz guards from depression and stage fright. It gives excellent results in case of insomnia. It brings positive attitude and optimistic worldview.

Golden, Imperial topaz strengthens the energy flow, protect the heart, improves the blood circulation, relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain, and protects the liver, kidneys and endocrine glands. It is belived that it cures many disfunctions of the endocrine glands, as well as helps the upper respiratory tract from colds and infections. Imperial topaz can enhance the immune system and help cure sexual dysfunction.


Alexandra says:

Thanks so much! This is just a wonderful source of information.

thanks for information says:

thanks for information,kindly tell how it effacts chakras

sunny says:

Regarding the topaz-chakras connection, Yellow Topaz is great for the Solar Plexus Chakra, while transparent Topaz would resonate more strongly with the crown chakra.

Shadow says:

Thanks, but do you know what the crystal shape of the yellow topaz is???

sunny says:

Yellow Topaz is no different than any other type of Topaz with respect to its crystal shape. All Topaz crystals have an Othorhombic (two pyramids stuck together) shape.

naruto shippuden says:

lolz i thought when u people said chakara you all meant from naruto lolz im slow but im still a kid .

Puneet Jani says:

Get me some information of BLUE TOPAZ regarding the effect on Metaphysical body meditation.

Best Regard

sunny says:

Puneet, what do you mean by metaphysical body meditation?

Patricia says:

I have Pink topaz necklace and earings. What special effects does pink topaz hold? Thank you for your page I enjoy reading all you write. I am very interested in all of this.

sunny says:

Thanks Patricia,
We really appreciate your kind words. As for the pink color in topaz stones, it is believed to promote the spiritual qualities of hope and faith, as well as encourage spiritual connection.

Marla says:

I am concerned about whether the irradiation process can affect the energy of the stone and its healing properties, I just picked out an engagement ring with blue topaz and became kind of worried and upset when I realized the gem had been irradiated, please kindly share your thoughts on this matter... Thank you!

sunnyray says:

Unfortunatelly, virtually all deep blue topaz stones you can find on the markets today are irradiated. In nature, blue topaz stones are not that attractive and are usually found in pale-blue nuances. You can read here about the two main irradiation procedures used today to produce deep blue color in topaz. As for the energy of the stone, even though we have no proof we tend to believe that all sorts of man-made interventions diminish the energy field of the natural crystals and stones, which should not concern you too much in this particular case (due to lack of choice).

Trisha says:

How can you be sure that you are purchasing a pure natural topaz ring? My husband just gave me a very light color gray, nearly white with a barely blue tone ring. Would a jeweler know? Thanks for hour help. I could use some balance.

sunnyray says:

Hi Trisha
Thanks for dropping by and yes, a jeweler will definitely know. That's the best way to make sure you have the real thing, in case you have any doubts.

Veness says:

Today I found a pure topaz laying I alone on the pavement after a rainfall.... It felt meant for me I have no idea where it came from?.... Any comments...

joyce says:

Hi i would like to purchase this topaz crystal and I would like to know if it would help me with my money issues and general life. I came across this because I've seen it on my Sagittarius notes.

Alex says:

I stay away from irradiated stones. I feel they've lost something. Keep your stones from power supplies and wifi equipment. Lights and radios are OK. Irradiated stones would be: blue topaz, ouro verde quartz, and probably bismuth. Natural radiation from smokey quartz is OK.

sunnyray says:

Thanks, Alex, for your input — it is greatly appreciated.

Ellie says:

Hi, could you tell me the healing properties of rutile clear topaz? No treatment. I am in the process of reinventing myself and trying to stop dispersing my energy, healing others, and kindness in an erratic matter, especially to those with no appreciation for what I offer. I have given up working for those whom I feel are jealous of my gifts and mean me harm. I want to begin my own business utilizing my gifts as a speech pathologist in order to support my daughter and myself, so I need to draw abundance on my own terms as well. I was drawn to the rutile topaz for a reason I do not understand. Thank you for your kind attention to my question. Ellie

sunnyray says:

Dear Ellie,
Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with us. It may happen that we are drawn to some crystals for unexplainable reasons. That usually is an indication that those crystals are perfect for us at that particular time. Rutile topaz is indeed a fantastic stone. If you want to increase its scope and power, one of the best ways to do that is to program it. You can find out more about programming on the following web page.

Sally says:

Mystic Topaz:
Can you tell me anything about the benefits and legitimacy of Mystic Topaz which looks transparent or greyish and purplish around the edges. Is this a real Topaz or fake and if it is what benefits does it hold to the wearer/bearer healing or otherwise? Thanks, Interested reader

sunnyray says:

Hi, Sally
Thanks for the question. Mystic topaz is a natural topaz enhanced by some sort of man-made coating. So the stone itself is genuine, but its surface, and thereby its appearance is somewhat altered. Personally, I tend to use natural, untempered stones as much as possible.

bobbie says:

As mentioned, Topaz guides and aides in just the right place and moment necessary, it showed up in my life today and now I am flowing with the essence of its gift to me, I am grateful. Peace.

sunnyray says:

Peace to you, bobbie, and God bless. Thanks for the comment.

Maria says:

Hi Sunny,

What about green Topaz, anything stands out? Thank You!

sunnyray says:

Hi Maria,
Thanks for your comment. Green topaz has more or less the same properties as the rest of the topaz family, with special emphasis on healing and emotional wellbeing.

lakshmi ammu says:

Nice information about topaz.

Imtiaz kayani says:

Hi, my wife recently bought white topaz from Sri Lanka. After sometime it changed its colour to dull gold, now its again clear. My wife attributes the hue change to her luck. Is there any truth in it?

sunnyray says:

Hi Imtiaz kayani. Thanks for sharing with us your experiences with white topaz. It is hard to tell anything with absolute certainty or pinpoint the root cause of the observed color change. All I can say is that your story is not unique in this regard, and that many people attribute such changes to one or another physical or metaphysical cause. In any case, the phenomenon is interesting or even magical in it of itself, even without any explanation.

atik sheikhh says:

Sunny plz enlighten me about your experience with nuummite stone I am interested to learn your view on it .


ruhi says:

how to remove negative energy from golden topaz. keeping it in salt for 24hrs is safe or will it harm stone.

sunnyray says:

It should be safe.

Rose says:

What about London Blue topaz? I thought it was a natural color? And what are properties of it????

sunnyray says:

Hi Rose
The color of the London Blue Topaz variety is usually not natural. It is produced by irradiation in a laboratory. If you can find a natural London Blue Topaz it would be the best Topaz money can buy.

Alexander Atlantian says:

Hello family! I was just intuitively pulled to a Swiss blue topaz at a shop in town I also bought tumbled natural blues for grinding as well, my point is that the Alchemically treated Swiss blues are incredibly higher vibration to me after scanning an wearing them, personally the more Light an intensity of color of a stone does relate to its vibration, also Mother Earth heats many things with radiation like tanzanite for example an it doesn't effect the potency, There's nothing that's not the divine including radiation we are also always magnetically drawn to what we need I say go to what calls you an leave the rest,

Vivien says:

For some reason I have never been drawn to Swiss Blue topaz but I am oddly drawn to London Blue topaz for as long as I can remember. I collect different gemstones for their unique healing properties (infertility, asthma, eczema,etc). I just purchased a London Blue topaz pendant from a well known department store, but the more I read about the radiation process, the more concerned I am about wearing it. Can you share with me your thoughts?
I very much enjoyed reading your article above.

sunnyray says:

Hi Vivien
You don't have to worry about the radiation itself. The stone is not radioactive, nor is it harmful in any way. The only concern one might have is that the stone's color is not 100% natural, because it is enhanced in laboratory. If you can live with that, I see no reason why you shouldn't enjoy its wonderful, albeit man-made color.

sree says:

Hi, Sunnyray. Thanks for awesome information on Topaz. Can i wear White Topaz as a substitute for Diamond? If not White Topaz which is the best substitute for Diamond?

Thanks, Sree

sunnyray says:

I would rather use White Sapphire as a Diamond substitute, but White Topaz can serve the purpose as well.

Chris says:

My friend recently gave me a beautiful small chunk of imperial topaz. I saged it, as I do my other crystals, but every time I try to sleep with it under my pillow (as many websites and literature say is good and even recommended), it gives me terrible nightmares. I've done this 3 times now. I'll wake up sweating and screaming. I'll immediately take it out from under my pillow and put it away. Last night I had it with my jade (which I always have under my pillow), and when I woke up in the middle of the night and put the topaz away I replaced it with amethyst (like I usually sleep with too). Am I maybe not cleansing the topaz thoroughly enough? Is the topaz trying to tell me something? Usually I can google these things but I can't find a single website where someone has had a bad experience with it like me. Thank you!

sunnyray says:

Yes, thorough cleansing might help. Sometimes, simple cleansing is not enough. Another thing you could try is simply using another piece of topaz. If the nightmares continue, you will know for sure that it has to do with the inherent Topaz energy.

Irene says:

Several years ago I was bequeathed a set of: ear studs and ring. They are of a very pale blue shade, transparent and approx. the size of a small finger nail. I know nothing about gemstones, their relative worth, powers Beyond being gratified over a relative's remembrance, how thankful should I properly be?

sunnyray says:

Hi Irene
Thanks for the interesting comment. I believe, we should cultivate the skill of expressing love and appreciation for everything around us. And, our crystalline friends also deserve appreciation from our side for the energy and beauty they bring into our lives. So, yes, I believe we should show them some love on a regular basis.

lasantha says:

Please explain the experiences of yellow topaz users and Benifits of yellow topaz also as well.

Kat says:

I have been learning about crystals and their properties and trying to decide which would be most beneficial to me. I was gifted raw amazonite and rose quartz recently and am excited to see what they bring as my first crystals. I'd like to purchase a yoni egg and was drawn to topaz, not just as my birthstone, bu also for its properties. Why haven't I been able to find a topaz yoni egg? How does one choose the right stone for their needs?


sunnyray says:

Hi Kat
Appreciate taking the time to comment. I'm afraid topaz eggs are not so common. They also seem to be pricey.

CK says:

I can see why you or anyone might avoid using gemstones that are treated in some ways. For me, I've always loved London Blue topaz and when I found out how it was made, I thought it even cooler! But I guess I'm a science nut, even if that conflicts with my metaphysical side. I wear in as jewelry more than I "use" it....most of the time I don't consciously use gemstones for a purpose. But I am often strongly drawn to hold one or another if I am stressed/upset/happy or otherwise emotional. Most of the time I like to stare into them. A big London Blue is perfect for that. I sometimes feel I can even use them as scrying stones.

sunnyray says:

Staring into stones is actually a great way to use them. And many varieties have indeed been used as scrying stones. Anyway, thanks for the comment. I wish you all the best.

mateuscambola says:

My friend has given me a rough 165.65ct colourless and flawless Topaz which he thought was a Diamond when i hold it in hand it gives that peace of mind.Can i put it on my pillow when sleeping ?What is healthy benefit of possessing it?

sunnyray says:

Yes, why not. Clear Topaz of that size has to have a very strong energy!

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